by Lisa Curtis
The Heritage Foundation
January 28, 2013
Tensions between India and Pakistan are heating up along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir. And while the U.S. needs to urge restraint on both sides to prevent escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbors, the onus is on Pakistan to demonstrate that it is cracking down on militants on its side of the border. The U.S. should pay close attention to developments along the Indo–Pakistani border in order to help prevent a breakout of hostilities, but it should resist any temptation to try to directly mediate between the historical foes.



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